Your Baby Development: 11 Weeks OldHow big is your baby? This week your baby will be weighing around 11 1/2 pounds and measuring 22 3/4 inches if he/she was of average size at birth. Your baby should be sleeping through at night now, although pediatricians define “all night” as not waking between midnight and 5am.You can help establish this sleeping pattern by feeding baby more frequently during the day, and if baby naps for longer than 3 hours during the day then wake him/her up. Establish a bedtime routine, which will help teach baby when it’s time to go to sleep. If you do need to get up at night to feed baby, keep interaction to a minimum and keeps any lights low. Baby is now recognizing familiar sights and sounds, and is starting to explore his/her world. Baby’s strength continues to increase, and by now he/she may be able to sit up quite well if he/she is securely propped up. When lying on his/her stomach, he/she may be able to push herself up using his/her elbows and forearms. Baby will no longer hold his/her hands in fists, and they will be loosely clenched, or perhaps they are open at times. The reflexive grasp he/she was born with is now gone, and may now use his/her hands to hold an object. Baby will also bring his/her hands together at the center of his/her body.
Baby Development Milestones This Week
- Stays awake for longer periods during the day
- Turns head and neck to find sources of sound
- May hold and wave toy
- Is interested in sounds
- May glance at own hand
- Responds with excitement to a persons presence.
- Feed baby just before you leave
- Leave just before naptime
- Know your baby’s tolerance for being confined
- Be prepared to stop often
- Factor in extra time for EVERYTHING
- Keep CD’s handy that he/she may enjoy listening to.
- Have favorite toys handy.
- Keep all the supplies you will need handy
- Take food with you
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